## anonymous 3 years ago find the derivative of y with respect to x:

1. anonymous

$y=1/x(x+1)(x+2)$

2. amorfide

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3. anonymous

sorry...1 is the numerator...everything else in the den.

4. amorfide

do you know the chain rule?

5. anonymous

y=1/(x(x+1)(x+2))

6. anonymous

I pretty much know nothing for my calc class. I just need to get through this assignment that's due tomorrow and then I start my sessions with my tutor...any help is greatly appreciated

7. Mimi_x3

$\large \frac{1}{x(x+1)(x+2)}$

8. Mimi_x3

well you can use the product rule or the quotient rule

9. Mimi_x3

have you tried expanding it

10. anonymous

So...1$\frac{ 1 }{ x ^{3}+3x ^{2}+2x}?$

11. amorfide

you could bring it to the top, so all the powers change signs to a negative

12. anonymous

$y'=\frac{ -(3x ^{2}+6x+2) }{ x ^{2}(x ^{2}+3x+2)^{2} }..??? 13. anonymous sorry...that's so ugly. I'll retype it. 14. anonymous \[y'=\frac{ -(3x ^{2}+6x+2) }{ x ^{2}(x ^{2}+3x+2)^{2} }$